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The Two-Headed Spy (1958)

This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Schumann ...
Gestapo Leader Müller
Adm. Canaris
Edward Underdown ...
Gen. Hauser
Kenneth Griffith ...
Adolf Hitler
1st Gestapo Agent
Gestapo Agent
Harriette Johns ...
Karen Corscher
Gen. Wagner
Victor Woolf ...


World War II spy thriller supposedly based on true story. British secret agent successfully infiltrates Nazi military, achieves rank of general during WWII. He gains full confidence of entire Nazi high command, including Fuhrer Adolf Hitler himself, save one suspecting German officer. All the while the spy passes war-winning information to Allies assisted by two loyal Berlin contacts, first a man then a nightclub singer. A war drama with love-interest relationship and a cliffhanger finale. Also memorable is frightening Adolf Hitler always portrayed from behind, face unseen but with snarling, tyrannical voice. Written by Arthur_2323

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Release Date:

16 February 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Chef de réseau  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to Denis Gifford in his article "Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler?" from the film history tome 'The Movie', this film was the first British film made after World War II to feature Adolph Hitler as a character. See more »


After Gen. Alex Schottland shoots the soldier and is having trouble getting his vehicle going; the dead soldier can be seen moving his right leg. Since this was the one closest to the vehicle he was probably worried it might be run over. See more »


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Re: Anachronism: Tape Recorder
7 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Tape recording was developed in Germany during the 1930s at BASF. After the war American audio engineer John T. Mullin and entertainer Bing Crosby were key players in the commercial development of magnetic tape. Les Paul bought the first Ampex 8-track recorder in 1957..... In 1963 The Beatles were using two tracks with overdubs for the Please Please Me album. Beatles producer George Martin used this technique extensively to achieve multiple track results, while still being limited to using only multiple four-track machines, until an eight-track machine became available during the recording of the Beatles' White Album. The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds also made innovative use of multi-tracking with the 8-track machines of the day (circa 1965). Motown also began recording with 8-track machines in 1965 before moving to 16-track machines in mid-1969. No anachronism........

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